People, History, and Culture
We are so glad that you have enrolled in Foundational Korean: People, History, and Culture! We hope that over the next four weeks you not only enjoy learning new about the Korean Peninsula in prehistory, but also the lineage of modern day Korea from this remote, mysterious past. Each module will provide an overview of archeological remains, written records, and the myths and legends that have been transmitted over time, and which make up the story that we know as Korea. The goal is to provide you comprehensive (but not overwhelming) view of the people, history, and culture so that the Korean language is better contextualized. When you feel comfortable please also rate our course with the block on the right so we what you thought!
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The Stone Age: Prehistory and Mythic Origins
Welcome to the first lesson in People, History, and Culture! We will begin our tour of Korea starting in the remote, distant past where the peninsular nation does not even exist in any shape or form that is familiar to us today!
Gojoseon: The First Kingdom
Welcome to the second lesson in Foundational Korean: People, History, and Culture! We are moving on from the dawn of human activity in the Stone Age and moving through prehistory towards the beginning of history in Korea. This is the rise of the first kingdom on the peninsula: Gojoseon.
The Three Kingdoms Period
Welcome to the third lesson in People, History, and Culture! People are resilient and despite the fall of Gojoseon, new groups would form and organize. Among the many that did, three would stand out in numerous significant ways: Goguryeo, Baekje, and Silla. They are referred to as the Three Kingdoms and their socio cultural legacy is still felt to this day.
Welcome to the final lesson in People, History, and Culture! This last part of the course will briefly introduce the most "recent" history of Korea that includes the two last dynasties which have profoundly influence the modern Korean state, as well as the events of the last 100 years until today! Ready to start?!